So what does the physical pain one feels say about emotional state?
“Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues.”
Headaches can be brought on by the stress of day to day life. If you get chronic headaches, take some time for yourself. Not just once, but daily. Patterns of invalidating the self, and self criticism can be a related cause. Relieving the body of stress and honouring yourself may help to ease head pain.
“Who’s/what’s the pain in your neck?” Neck pain signifies a refusal to see other sides of a question, stubbornness or inflexibility. So an ability and willingness to see other points of view without becoming attached to them, will help.
Shoulder pain is a sign that one may be carrying a heavy emotional burden. Basically, they are shouldering everything. We make life a burden with our attitude – you may not be able to change the circumstances, but choosing a different attitude will help how you deal with it.
Lack of emotional support can manifest in upper back pain. Maybe one doesn’t feel appreciated, or are holding back feelings of affection. Approval of yourself, and giving love can help us to receive those feelings back.
Lower back pain may signify financial worries or a lack of financial support. Try taking some time to focus on managing money differently. Trust in the process of life.
Arms represent the capacity and ability to hold the experiences of life,
changing of directions and accepting new experiences.
Our legs carry us forward in life – so leg problems relate to a fear of the future, not wanting to move, nothing to move forward to.
If any of this strikes a chord with you, make contact and defuse the emotions.